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FINEX Observer: Fall 2018 Edition

Employment Practices Liability (EPL) and Wage and Hour Edition

Financial, Executive and Professional Risks (FINEX)

October 9, 2018

A compilation of articles that cover issues and opportunities around current workplace topics related to employment practices and wages.

Welcome to the fall 2018 edition of the FINEX Observer: Employment Practices Liability (EPL) and Wage and Hour Edition. In today’s world, employees are a principal strength for most companies, yet they are also one of the greatest sources of risk. In our recent 2018 Management Liability (Directors and Officers) U.S. Survey of 77 executives from various companies, 55% noted that claims by employees were their top concern in the coming year. The exposure to claims made by a single employee or a group of employees for employment-related issues impacts many, if not all, companies. This has been more apparent over the past year than ever before with the rise of the #MeToo movement, continuing pay equity initiatives domestically and abroad and a monumental decision by the Supreme Court regarding class action waivers.

In this edition, we take a deep dive into these headline-grabbing issues. Specifically, we review the gender pay gap and what is being done across the globe to close the gap. We also provide an analysis of the Epic Systems decision regarding the validity of class action waivers, its impact and what employers should consider before implementing class action waivers. We also take a closer look at the #MeToo movement, the EEOC’s position and provide tips on how to address workplace harassment. Additionally, we explore The Cheesecake Factory wage theft case. Finally, we examine the modernized workforce through the use of biometrics and its implications.

You can access all articles below for further discussion of the aforementioned issues.

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